Manhattan

Art History: Murals Revitalize East 10th Street, Honor CHARAS Founders

On Saturday, December 17, an intergenerational group of Lower East Side leaders came together to celebrate the ribbon cutting for a series of murals that paid homage to the CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center, which was located at 605 East 9th Street from 1979 until the beginning of this century. The 152,000-square foot complex, once home…

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Spraying an Abandoned Building on 10th Street

On an especially cold November day, artist William Power stood before a wall on 10th street with a can of spray paint. Wearing a gas mask and working in front of a camera capturing time-lapse footage, William carefully added shadows and wrinkles to the image of a Puerto Rican flag draped over the shoulders of…

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2022 Art of Healing East Harlem

Check out the 2022 East Harlem Art of Healing festival sponsored by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in partnership with The Collective, Union Settlement and PS 007. Healing gun violence trauma through the creative arts. Stay tuned for the next Art of Healing festival coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Video by Eric Mason…

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EV Grieve Features El Bohio Mural Makeover

New murals depict LES history outside the long-empty CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center New murals are in progress on the 10th Street side of the former P.S. 64/CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center between Avenue B and Avenue C. EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by yesterday for a work-in-progress look at the murals that aim to beautify the sidewalk…

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The Cypher

R.H.Y.M.E x LRYOH Harlem NYC youth come together to write and record “The Cypher” In Hip-Hop, there is what’s known as a cypher. It’s where artists physically come together to participate in a dynamic exchange of ideas and experiences. A cypher forms a human circle where everyone is visible and in it together–equally. It’s an…

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L.O.V.E OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

LRYOH (Living redemption Youth Opportunity Hub) x Thrive Collective “L.O.V.E” (Love Over Violence Every time) is a Harlem youth led music and mural project produced in just four weeks during the month of June, National Gun Violence Awareness Month. Participants came together to interpret the theme Love Over Violence Every time lyrically and visually by writing…

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15 Years of Murals at PS/MS 34

Nine Murals Later A full view of the mural. Aptly named, Make Your Mark, the newest mural at P.S. 034 Franklin D. Roosevelt illustrates a community that empowers its students to follow their dreams. Thrive Collective’s flagship mural location, P.S. 034, was the first school to participate in a mural project way back in 2007,…

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Harlem Renaissance High School “Better Way”

R.H.Y.M.E. (Rhymes Helping Young Minds Excel) 12-Week music songwriting and mentoring program in collaboration with Harlem Renaissance High School. The students of Harlem Renaissance, along with lead teaching artist CONQUEST: Jason Andre Roberts wrote, produced and recorded “BETTER WAY”, an impassioned, intense and thought provoking hip-hop anthem. One that’s speaks on racial inequality, police brutality,…

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